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Ep. 8 Connecting amidst the Corona Virus

Ep. 8 Connecting amidst the Corona Virus

Season 1, Episode 8 Connecting amidst the Corona Virus  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeThis is a stressful, uncertain time we are experiencing amidst the Corona Virus Crisis.  Anxiety feeds on uncertainty and fear.  COVID is offering the perfect...

Seinfeld Sex:  We can learn alot from life’s random moments

Seinfeld Sex: We can learn alot from life’s random moments

 Season 1, Episode 17 Seinfeld & Sex:We can learn so much from life's random moments             Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This Episode   Seinfeld inspired this week's episode of Sex Marks the Spot.  Join me to explore how life's random moments, many we...

Season 1, Episode 16 Aversive to Sex? Let's Talk About Why & How to Reconnect  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeThis week I was influenced by a few clients and participants from a webinar I spoke at where many individuals felt "broke" or "f*cked up"...

Season 1, Episode 15 Touch: Our Most Efficient Regulator  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeTouch from others and from yourself is the most efficient way for you to regulate your arousal, calm your body. Touch is a non-verbal communication of support,...

Season 1, Episode 12 Men in Therapy Let's Really talk about sex & relationships guys!  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeMen get the raw end of the stick when it comes to therapy. Therapy can already be intimidating to start without all the gender...

Season 1, Episode 12 Questioning Your Choices Reflections for Singles, Couples & Friends  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeAre you living with regret? This week's episode of Sex Marks the Spot, I'm exploring choices that we make in relationships as...

Season 1, Episode 11 Sex Under Lockdown ...It's getting real Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeUncertainty and fear are at the core of the COVID crisis.   It’s during these times we focus on relationships the most. Amidst this chronic stress our bodies are...

Season 1, Episode 10 Can you be Too Privileged to be distressed?   Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeI've been thinking a lot about the construct of privilege and how it impacts sense of self, sex & relationships. As a first generation Filipino...

How do you react when triggered? Your Body Knows First!

How do you react when triggered? Your Body Knows First!

Season 1, Episode 9 How do you react when triggered?  Your Body Knows First!   Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeHow do you react when sh*t happens in your relationships?? Whether at work, at home, with friends or family - how do you typically react when...

Interview with Cosmopolitan

Interview with Cosmopolitan

Ambivalent about your relationship?  Should you keep trying or call it quits?   Living with this ambivalence is stressful to say the least and toxic to say the worst.  If you're not sure what to do about your relationship - know that this is common.  The fantasy that...

Ep 7. Exploring Tantra with Brian Piergrossi

Ep 7. Exploring Tantra with Brian Piergrossi

Season 1, Episode 7 Exploring TantrawithBrian Piergrossi  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeIn this week’s episode I’m delighted to welcome Brian Piergrossi to the show to chat about tantra. Brian and I explore:~ the pathway of tantra ~ how to harness...

Interview with The Lily

Interview with The Lily

Sex after 40.  Exciting, Daunting, Juicy, Dry, Different- these are all adjectives I've heard women describe sex across every decade.  As we evolve, our sexuality evolves with it.  But how?   I was delighted to be interviewed by Nneka McGuire to answer questions about...

Ep. 6 The Epidemic of Loneliness and How to Cope

Ep. 6 The Epidemic of Loneliness and How to Cope

Season 1, Episode 6 The Epidemic of Loneliness and How to Cope  Host Catalina Lawsin, PhDAbout This EpisodeThe Epidemic of Loneliness and How to Cope  Are you feeling lonely, even when you’re not alone?  Well, you’re not alone when it comes to loneliness.  ...

Can Sex REALLY Save Your Life?

Can Sex REALLY Save Your Life?

In this episode we’ll explore my proposition that sex should be a target for improving overall quality of life and health. I’ll explore how sexual changes are a side effect to every, and I mean every, life stressor from cancer, work stress to depression and anxiety. I’ll also talk about the sexual benefits of sex for your health and relationships. Together, I propose we make SEX our target. What would it be like if you woke up each day and focused on your sexuality? How would that shift your focus and self-care throughout the day?

What is Emotional Cheating?

What is Emotional Cheating?

Emotional Cheating What’s the difference between a friendship and an emotional affair.  ***First, it’s important to state that emotional cheating is a behavior that relates to monogamous relationships.  You can read the full article...

How Can Mindfulness Improve My Sex Life?

How Can Mindfulness Improve My Sex Life?

Are you wondering how mindfulness can actually improve your sex life? Well, today I'm going to answer that question, and also give a little background about what mindfulness is, and how you can bring it into the bedroom. One of the ways I teach clients to begin to...

The Not So New, But Newly Talked About Midlife Crisis

The Not So New, But Newly Talked About Midlife Crisis

This is a fabulous article that really speaks to how midlife can be tough! http://www.oprah.com/sp/new-midlife-crisis.html Midlife Crisis???!!!  This article sums up a lot of how I feel as well as many of my clients. Us GenXers have faced a lot and learned a ton along...

Relationships are hard, no matter the decade

Relationships are hard, no matter the decade

As I enjoy my 40s of being single and watch my friends- single, married, divorced- and myself navigate love in all its forms, I keep coming back to the same conclusion- relationships are hard.  As much as I love falling and being in love, the day-to-day of...

How do I Choose a Therapist? Credentials vs Chemistry

You know you need support but have no idea how to find it or how to choose the right therapist for you?There’s a lot of options out there, so it’s understandable why most people don’t know who to go to and how to decide.Do credentials matter?  And what do all those...

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